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PARIAH + MAIDEN


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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
34th Annual Olympia Film Festival presents:
PARIAH with the short narrative film MAIDEN
8:30pm doors / 9:00pm film
$10 general admission / $7 OFS members & students / $5 Kids

Pariah is a coming-of-age story about a girl in Brooklyn who wants genuine love. Alike (Adepero Oduyeis) is 17-years-old, artistic, loves literature, and has a taste for adventure, but still feels trapped in her life. Hiding her true identity, Alike fears her church-going mom would never accept a lesbian living under the family roof; and her perceptive dad would rather be oblivious in order to avoid controversy. Alike’s best friend, Laura is an inspiration—out and proud, she shows Alike the ins and outs of the community she desperately wants to be a part of. Through it all, our protagonist must learn to embrace the obstacles on the challenging journey to become true to herself and the world in which she already belongs.
Dir. Dee Rees / 2011 / US / 86 min

SHORT NARRATIVE FILM: MAIDEN
Expressed through a landscape of sound and often static imagery, Maiden is a video mediation on the “maiden” archetype. Maiden is the newest addition to Emily Esperanza’s “Wretched Woman” series, an ongoing investigation into female/femme sensuality/sexuality, morality, gendered spaces, and archetype conveyed through a series of non-verbal video tableaus.
Dir. Emily Esperanza / 2017 / US / 13 mins


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